Johnson to Ride at Atlanta Motor Speedway

by Kent Lowe (@LSUkent)
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Johnson to Ride at Atlanta Motor Speedway

BATON ROUGE – LSU men’s basketball Coach Trent Johnson will represent the Tigers Friday afternoon at the Atlanta Motor Speedway as part of Coca-Cola Racing Family Ride Along Friday.

The corporate event, sponsored by the Coca-Cola Racing Family, is part of the big weekend in the Atlanta area that features the LSU-UNC football game Saturday night at the Georgia Dome and the NASCAR race at the track on Sunday night.

ESPN is expected to video some of the afternoon’s events and use it during both its GameDay telecast Saturday and its NASCAR coverage on Saturday and Sunday.

The coaches will make an appearance on the track, riding in a car with drivers from the Richard Petty Driving Experience and meet with the members of The Coca-Cola racing Family. Among the Coca-Cola drivers this season are Jeff Burton, Clint Bowyer and Elliott Sadler.